Arts event set to spark creativity - The Leamington Observer

Arts event set to spark creativity

AN ARTS event which aims to grow the district’s creative sector is set to return on Friday (February 11).

Following the success of the first two events, Spark – a programme delivering advice and demonstrations on all things creative – will be held at the Spa Centre from 10am to 2.30pm.

The free event will be structured around five core themes – voice, placemaking, pathfinding, engagement, innovation, and will be presented via a series of panel discussions and presentations.

The running order and sessions for the event can be viewed on the Spark website, with the full list of speakers announced over the coming days.

The programme of sessions includes arts, health and wellbeing, creative freelancing, CultureFest and Warwick District Council (WDC) Arts Grants.

Anyone interested or working in craft, film, TV, video, radio, photography, museums, galleries, performing arts or visual arts, to name a few, is encouraged to apply to attend the event. Primarily focusing on Warwick district, it is open to anyone who wants to find out more about the area’s creative scene and how they can help promote and grow the sector.

WDC arts manager David Guilding said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Spark Ignite event for the third year in a row, following the success of previous symposiums.

“The arts team has developed this year’s programme at Warwick District Council with the support of the Warwick District Creative Compact. Providing sessions to help new and established creators from the district turn creative talk into action, the event will showcase the brilliant people, organisations, projects and initiatives.”

Last year 580 delegates attended the Spark virtual event from the districts creative sector.

Visit to register a place.

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